I became Stalin chapter 175
“You bastards like dogs!!!”
“Stand down, General… .”
MacArthur threw the pipe he always had in his mouth to the floor and stomped his feet.
His lieutenant, Eisenhower, tried to stop him, but MacArthur was in no position to do so.
“If they take over Japan, what will we become? For what was so much blood shed in the Pacific!”
‘It’s for your election… .’
Rumors circulated that Republicans were already secretly looking at a relationship between Thomas Dewey and MacArthur. The FDR had already explicitly declared that it would end the war with its own hands through the fourth term, so it needed a strong candidate to break the runaway of the Democratic Party.
Dewey, a young, capable and relatively reformist Republican candidate, and MacArthur, a nationally popular war hero but shrouded in shadows. Both of them were at a disadvantage compared to the incumbent President and FDR, who led the succession.
Knowing that, MacArthur needed an overwhelming result to ultimately defeat Dewey and win the national convention as the Republican nominee.
But now the Soviet Union was stretching its red, shaggy hands towards Japan, its booty. The US fleet was advancing northward toward the Japanese archipelago as quickly as possible, but… .
“To break through the defenses of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the artillery support of battleships is absolutely necessary. Sir, we need one landing base… .”
“okay! Then you can just pierce it!”
“Okay, I see.”
“We must first plant a flag in Tokyo. What did the fucking scientists did they did during the Soviet cubs? ”
Roosevelt is no less than a redneck… . Eisenhower grinned as he watched MacArthur muttering to the people nearby to listen. MacArthur seemed to think that Roosevelt had brought the Soviet Union into the Pacific War to keep him in check.
No one could stop MacArthur’s self-righteousness. His brilliant career, the youngest general, youngest marshal, and supreme commander for a long time had closed his ears.
Of course, it wasn’t closed at all, so issues like McCarthy on the mainland were still being listened to. MacArthur seemed to want the young, ‘intrepid patriot’ to be a vice-presidential candidate.
But time was running out.
The national convention to decide who will run for the U.S. presidential election was held from March 14 to May 19. At least until then, I had to clean up Japan. At least before June, when nominees are nominated and the full-fledged presidential race begins.
However, the U.S. military was still using only their own time as they ran into the solid defenses of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
“What are you all doing? Let’s break through Iwo Jima. The Marines are ready to launch an amphibious operation as soon as possible.”
“Yes? But the defense of Iwo Jima… .”
“Isn’t it enough to destroy everything like that with bombardment?”
MacArthur once more burst into anger and headed to the office. The Iowa class, which began to be commissioned one by one, had already reached eight, providing fire support for the Marines.
After a few weeks of bombardment, any defenses will collapse, but before the Soviets enter the war in earnest, they break through Iwo Jima and prepare to land on the mainland?
‘They’re trying to throw in tens of thousands of Marines for their own election… .’
‘Crazy. It’s really crazy! If that is the case, then why are you so obsessed with the islands of the South Pacific!’
Victory seemed close, but every step he had to take seemed to be stained with blood.
Can MacArthur eventually become president of the United States of America? Some of the generals and admirals, especially those who hated MacArthur, shook their heads.
‘It would be better to hand over Asia to the Soviet Union than to hand over America to MacArthur… .’
* * *
“Come this way! Come this way! Come on, stop there!”
“It’s here! Unload it here!”
In the border cities of the Soviet Union, where the dark clouds of war were gathering, troops and supplies coming by way of the Trans-Siberian Railway were piled up.
The Soviets were preparing to launch an offensive in the Far East with hundreds of thousands of troops, while sending hundreds of thousands of troops to control territories occupied by former Axis powers, including Germany. Still, they were able to return millions of people back to society.
Nearly two million troops, tens of thousands of tanks and self-propelled artillery, and thousands of military aircraft gathered in the Far East one after another.
The Soviet goal was simple.
The 800,000 Japanese Kwantung Army may have been large in number, but it was poor in quality.
In the words of General Chuikov, the commander of the Far Eastern Military District, now reorganized and commander of the Jabaikalsk Front, four armored corps could destroy it.
However, lions do their best even when hunting rabbits. The Soviet Army did not just crush the Kwantung Army, but smashed it and showed the world a great army that had been trained in the greatest war in human history.
The subjects to be presented included Chinese powerful figures such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong.
“There are a total of four frontline armies. Three fronts to attack Japanese Manchuria, and one front to move south to North China to defeat the main Japanese forces on the front and link with the Communist Party of China forces. Here we have irregular warfare forces that will infiltrate East Turkestan (=Xinjiang Uyghur) and Tibet.”
“Good good… It’s very good.”
The transport volume of the Trans-Siberian Railway was too insufficient to immediately and immediately procure the material needs predicted before the war. In order to strengthen the connection between the Far East and Europe Russia and to build a great power across Eurasia, we need to add more facilities someday, but for now, let’s put it off.
The one-month grace period was requested in order to accumulate as many materials as possible in the base cities. Now that I have almost met the amount I need… .
“Let’s start the offensive one month before the official break of the non-aggression pact. Are you all ready?”
“Yes? Comrade Secretary General, it is… .”
“The Japanese did it, the Germans did it, and do you think the US will accuse us of doing this? you’d rather like it Don’t worry too much.”
If you can fuck Japan with your mean craftsmanship, you can use it as much as you want. There is room for the post-war US to chime in, but not so much that they will receive a preemptive strike without a declaration of war.
Vasilebsky seemed shaky, but nodded and continued the briefing.
“Okay, Comrade Secretary General. First, the four fronts of the friendly forces broke through the Japanese defense line with the armored units at the beginning of the war… .”
The baton descended all the way down, pointing to cities with familiar names.
Manchuria could be thought of simply as a rhombus with the southwest side attached to mainland China. Our basic plan was to subdue the Japanese army by sending one front force to each side of the rhombus exposed toward the Soviet Union.
The Ussuriysk Front, which will advance westward from the southeast of Vladivostok and Ussuri, that is, from the southeast of the rhombus, and attack Manchukuo from the southeast, surrounded and annihilated the Japanese 1st Field Army, then descended directly south to the Korean Peninsula, liberated Gyeongseong as quickly as possible, and headed for Busan.
While the Panzer Forces were moving south, the Ussurisk Front’s Cooperative Defense Forces planned to crush the Japanese 38th Field Army to prevent Japanese forces stationed on the Changchun-Shenyang line from hitting the right flank.
The Blagoveshchensk Front, which will advance south from the northeast of Rhombus, captures Qiqihar and Harbin, and crushes the Japanese 4th and 5th Field Army.
And the largest main force, the Jabaikalsk Front, was a motorized and mechanized unit. Using this powerful mobility, the objective of the operation was to conquer Changchun and Shenyang over the Daeheung-Anling Mountains fortified by the Japanese army, and to obtain Dalian and Liaodong Peninsula as well.
Finally, the North China Field Army, which was to advance from the direction of Inner Mongolia, was divided into two branches and linked with the Communist Party of China based on the coast, while the main force was to go straight to Beijing.
“The power of the Japanese military is understood to be at a modest level. Most of the divisions with all regular formations have been called out to battlefields in the Pacific or are fighting in the interior of China. I’m trying to get them back, but… .”
“It can’t be that easy. Of course it is.”
Mainland China was vast. It was awfully wide.
The ‘European continent’ combined totaled about 10 million square kilometers. In actual history, the size of the territory of modern China (with its borders still flexible) was 9.6 million square kilometers, equivalent to that of the entire continent of Europe.
Of course, it is difficult to say that this comparison is fair. Nearly half of Europe’s continent, European Russia occupying 4 million, Ukraine with 600,000, Belarus, and the Baltic states, which total about 400,000, are now Soviet territory, so the rest of Europe combined is only half of China.
Manchukuo alone was bigger than Germany-France-Italy combined! Even though the 800,000 army may seem huge, it is difficult to say that it is too many considering the territory that is as huge as the 80 million people living here and Dogpey, a great power in Western Europe combined.
To be honest, I couldn’t understand the Japanese people who jumped in to eat this huge piece of land by themselves. So, in the end, I screwed everything up and failed.
In any case, it was physically impossible to block the Soviet forces by bringing back the sparsely deployed troops in that large land. Not only that, he was dragged to the Pacific Ocean and killed in a deadly battle. with their own hands.
With only 800,000 men and no proper artillery or tanks, they are just being ripped apart in front of the powerful Soviet army in a bloody battle.
“but… A number of border fortresses are deployed in front of the Ussuriysk Front. Mass losses can occur on these wires.”
“Isn’t that why a large-scale artillery force and a ‘strategic air force’ were also deployed? Do you think additional troops will be deployed?”
“Oh, no. The local commander, General Rotmistrov, assured the success of the operation. However, the secretary-general of Chosun… For the liberation of the Korean Peninsula, he told me to plan a plan so that the unit would suffer as little loss as possible… .”
The careful Vasilebsky and Bagal Gongmyeong were drawing a picture of the operation by taking into account all the orders I gave them.
The “Independent Joseon Panzer Corps” was deployed in the Ussurisky Front, the main force in eastern Manchuria, which was rushing into the Korean Peninsula. Those who escaped from Manchuria, Japan, and China to the Soviet Union and enlisted were reborn as a unit boasting the strongest training level after intense training.
In addition to the triangular formation of three brigades of the general armored corps, one self-propelled artillery brigade, a heavy tank regiment, and a mechanized brigade were also formed, making it one of the most powerful units in the Soviet Union. “Strategic Air Force” here.
The main attack of the Soviet army was the Jabaikalsk Front, which would advance over the Daeheung-Anryeong Mountains, which Japan had left unattended, but the Ussuriysk Front was not pushed back in terms of power.
“We outperform them by more than twice the force, and by more than six times the tanks and artillery. Not to mention the Air Force. It’s all about how fast and how little you lose. But don’t worry too much. I believe in your skills.”
When I saw the faces of the generals who were nervous but looking forward to them, I burst into laughter.
“No matter how good the Japanese are, do they only do German models or Mansteins? You even beat them. Don’t worry!”
I became Stalin chapter 175